repost: the most important thing

A brief but wonderfully thoughtful post from robertif at process not an event on putting my today in its proper perspective. With everything going on, this little post was my “Godwink” today.

Process Not An Event

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The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you’re doing it next.

Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest.

In fact, the most important thing probably isn’t even on your agenda.    – Seth Godin

This little piece by marketing guru Seth Godin really resonates with me.  A friend told me a bunch of years ago that he makes his decisions each day based on the assumption that it is his last day on earth.  What would he regret not having done?  In the Book of Common Prayer one of the lines in the “confessional” is asking forgiveness for things done and things left undone.

I can get just entirely too hung up on the mass of forest that I am unable to see the tree of life.  Too often I overlook the most…

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best song writer of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. And I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better.

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